La Granja de San Ildefonso, a palace in the mountains

Looking at some older post in between some new finds I did came up with this one. La Granja de San IIdefonso is in a small mountain town near Segovia and in it has a palace done in the style of Versailles for good reason ,read on. It’s smallish but the style is the same. I figure needs more exposure in my library of posts now almost 2700!!! Hope you enjoy it; Cheers
And remember, happy travel, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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On our way back from Segovia we came up the mountain of Navacerrada to see La Granja de San Ildefonso and its Palace. I have to say ,never been here, even if heard all about for yeeears and coming down to Madrid several times a year. Been with the family and already at Segovia , I said ,this is the closest I will ever be so let’s give a visit. It is about 11 kms from Segovia.

We arrive on time, but the palace was getting some facelift, and we did not go in , and believe or not ; I was not impressed. Maybe so used to the best castles/palaces in Europe , especially France and Spain, seen this one was a bit letdown. Nevertheless , the gardens are gorgeous and a brief visit while from Segovia will be good.

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